Handcrafted Realistic Miniature 18” Medieval Crusader Germanic Christian Knight In Full Plate Armor with Great Helm & Sword (Circa. 1420) Statue
This metal model
represents a Christian knight in full plate battle armor. Full plate armor was in use in Europe by the start of the 15th century. The flat top great helm worn suggests the
earlier part of this period since it was gradually replaced by superior designs
like the bascinet, salade and armet. The
breast plate is decorated with an elongated potent cross and three
Fleur-de-lis, his helm’s brass reinforcement is formed as a cross, and his gauntlets
and metal shield bear crosses. This
armor also has decorative flourishes suggesting Germanic gothic styling in the
form of pointed cuffs on the gauntlets and scalloped plates protecting the
This style of armor is designed to provides the wearer ease of motion and overall protection in battle differentiating it from the highly specialized and heavy armor used for jousting. The simulated embossing on this model is actually an appliqué. The skirt of this knight’s gambeson is fabric decorated with gold thread. This knight is armed with a metal sword (removable). His metal shield bears a cross.
The entire model is painted rather than polished. The metal is carefully cut and formed and fastened with neat spot welds and rivets making for a historically accurate, sturdy model which does not move. The model is mounted on a painted wooden base (approximately 2" x 3.5") which it can be removed from easily if an alternative display is desired.
As each statue is handcrafted your knight may vary slightly from the one pictured. These statues are shipped fully assembled and joints, helmet, shoes, etc. are welded together and do not allow for "posing" in any other orientation other than the one depicted. (Note: the sword and shield are not welded to the armor and may be positioned as desired.)